With Mediterranean sunsets, fishing villages, cliff embedded towns, and a beautiful coastline that you just can’t take your eyes off of, there’s all the reason to embark on an adventure to the South of France. When I was there in December, the sea was two beautiful colors of blue where the shallow water meets the deep sea. When you fly into Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, you fly directly over the sea onto the runway. But before you take off to the majestic nation, continue reading for a little more knowledge regarding some of the region’s most amazing places to visit.
This elegant resort city may look modernized, but it holds a ton of historical value. In fact, hundreds of years of history were made between this city’s walls. Aside from strolling along the coast of the mile-long La Croisette, dine at one of the many fabulous French restaurants and hike the Massif de l'Esterel, a coastal Mediterranean mountain range.
Near the border of Italy, the half-moon bay on the French Riviera is one of Menton’s most enjoyable sites. It is also one of the warmest resorts in the winter. As you wander through town, you may notice all of the citrus trees and giant sculptures. If you happen to be in town for it, don’t miss out on the annual Lemon Festival (Fête du citron).
The first thing you must do in this seaport city is head to the Cours Saleya flower market to smell and view all of the gorgeous flowers. Once you’ve had your fill of freshly picked flowers, make your way to see the Roman ruins on Colline du Château. Before you leave Nice, make sure you head to the Promenade for some shopping.
This barricaded village sits right in the mountains of the Alpes-Maritimes. Walking through the narrow passageways might get tricky, but it’s worth it to see all of the medieval houses, vaulted alleys, and last but not least, the painted wall at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs.
This alluring 14th-century Niçoise fishing village on the French Riviera is talked about for its deep harbor, charming old town, and beautiful seaport overlooking the gentle Mediterranean waters. Walk down the cobblestone roads until you reach the Citadel St. Elmo and Port de la Darse.
As another harbor town, Antibes has one of the most impressive coastlines. It is also home to the Absinthe Museum / Bar, the Exflora Park and the Grimaldi Château which is now a museum that contains the works of Pablo Picasso.
Vence is a medieval village that definitely showcases its past. As you’re here, visit the Cathedral of Nativity of Saint Mary, The Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, and take a walk through the old town.
8. St Paul de Vence
St Paul de Vence is another village close to Vence that is one of the oldest medieval towns in the French Riviera. The village is known for its many art galleries and art inspired cobblestone streets.
These are just a few of the places to visit in the South of France. When you are ready to explore this unique region, I can help you create a fantastic itinerary.
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